Quick SE Asheville Pkwy and 151
- Distance: 44 miles / 70.8 km
- Ride Time: 1-2 hours
- Approximate Fuel Costs: $3.34
- State: North Carolina
Scenic ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway leaving from south asheville. The parkway passes through Pisgah forest here, which is a remote and quite untouched looking bit of the national forest. As you make a slow ascent, the mountains and trees quickly and smoothly assimilate you into its peacefulness and untouched beauty. Many places to stop and hiking trails allow for a bit of physical activity or gazing off into long range views. For a change of scenery and riding pace, head down 151 into Candler, which becomes a small, intimate road filled with fun, quick twisties and plenty of nature up close and personal, the trees rising up high and close to the road allowing a more intimate experience.Then you pop out in Candler (East Asheville) for an easy finish, eats, or shopping.
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A nice quick little route out of Asheville. The views from 151 are non-existent because of the trees, but the road is so windy such that you won't have time to gawk. However, watch out for 151, there is often debris (gravel, fallen tree branches) in the blind turns, and NC drives (pickups and SUVs) often cross the center line, just in those tight turns. This is deer country!
Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 9:09 AM
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The best of the best. These folks have ridden and shared more roads than any other ORJ member this month.